Events, August 11th

August 11th:

1874 – A patent for the sprinkler head was given to Harry S. Parmelee. 

1877 – The two moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall, an American astronomer. He named them Phobos and Deimos. 

1896 – Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the electric light bulb socket with a pull-chain. 

1909 – The American ship Arapahoe became the first to ever use the SOS distress signal off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

1951 – The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1. 

1965 – The Beatles’ movie “Help!” premiered in the New York. 

1966 – The Beatles arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to start their last tour of the U.S. (Image Courtesy of pinterest,com)

1972 – Elvis and Pricilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967. 

1984 – The Cincinnati Reds honored major league All-Star and Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench by retiring his uniform (#5). 

(Source: on-this day.com)

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